Mercer Island (Formerly Mercer Island Physical Therapy)
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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Meet the Staff
Douglas Free was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and has spent most of his life here. He has been the director of Mercer Island Physical Therapy since 2001. He has worked diligently to provide the highest quality and most effective care possible, and in doing so has developed a strong reputation in the community and with referring doctors. He specializes in treating neck and back pain utilizing a variety of treatment approaches to best fit the needs of the individual patient. This includes, but is not limited to, the teachings of Robin McKenzie, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. He enjoys family activities with his wife and two children including snow skiing, swimming, and walking the dog. He is also a lacrosse coach for Newport Lacrosse Club.
- Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Zoology from Central Washington University, 1993
- Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California, 1999
- American Physical Therapy Association
Kim received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology from Washington State University. Following school she moved to Southern California and worked as an escrow officer for several years. Her passion for patient care lead her to return to the northwest and pursue her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Green River Community College. While in school, Kim worked as a caregiver for a woman with brain cancer and another woman with MS. She has clinical experience in skilled nursing, assisted living, and inpatient physical therapy settings. She participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the cure Breast Cancer walk. In her free time, Kim enjoys working out, snowboarding, wake-boarding, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.
- Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology from Washington State University
- Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Green River Community College
Tanner Dalgardno earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Franklin Pierce University. Prior to that, Tanner obtained his Bachelor of Science from Seattle Pacific University.
Tanner specializes in orthopedics and sports injuries and is most interested in treating shoulders, knees, and necks.
In his free time, Tanner enjoys going to the movies, exploring different areas of the city of Seattle and the state of Washington, and spending time with friends and family.
Isha Sheth earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Loma Linda University. Prior to that, Isha obtained her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Manipal University in India.
Isha specializes in orthopedic conditions, chronic pain, general strength and conditioning and is most interested in treating shoulders, knees and low back pain.
In her free time, Isha enjoys yoga, journaling, and reading.
Hear what other RET Physical Therapy patients have to say.
I started PT after a car accident. The staff was extremely helpful not just with injuries from the accident, but also other issues that had been bothering me. They are very good at communicating problems and solutions and are friendly to boot. Can’t recommend enough.
Attentive, responsive, pleasant in communication, knowledgeable staff. I got good results in a short time. Thankful to Dr. Andrew for useful information and for a program of exercises.
Doug Free, the manager at Mercer Island Physical Therapy, has a PhD in PT, and is an amazing diagnostic doctor who explains why a specific injury occurred. He also does fabulous work on your body. His entire staff is knowledgeable and excellent therapists.
I saw Anne at 7 weeks post ulnar nerve transposition. I’ve made more progress in 1 week with her than I did in those first 7. She is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on current research. I’d feel very good about sending my family and friends her way!
Kelly is amazing! I felt very comfortable and she asked all of the right questions, was super friendly, and knows exactly how to help. I always leave feeling so much better, and confident that if I do my exercises, I will heal!
Michelle has been amazing to work with. She quickly diagnosed the root cause of the issues that continued to plague me after recovering from hip replacement surgery that other PT’s (different companies) could not. She listens, is creative, resourceful, and very knowledgeable. Everyone at the clinic is always very professional and interested in our progress.
I have been going to Summit Therapy for a shoulder problem. I’ve made steady progress and have gotten much pain relief. The staff is very friendly and great to work with. I recently had a sudden problem of vertigo. My therapist knew exactly what to do and performed a treatment that stopped the dizziness.